If you did not finish typing your narrative in class online through Pearson (or if you were absent), please log in to Pearson at this website. You should have your username on the small piece of paper I gave you yesterday, and everyone's password is pearson1. To get to the prompt, click "view class" in orange under "Classes". Then, select the blue box twice for your performance task. To submit, you must first select "get feedback" in the top right corner. Turn in your assignment by hitting submit at the bottom. Paper copies should be turned in upon your return. The website closes at midnight on Friday - so don't wait!
Week of 1/16: Instead of a final test, you will complete a performance based task (PBT) this week. See page 736 in your workbook for the prompt on Writing a Narrative.
Due Tuesday 1/9 Vocabulary words from page 722: chimed, attending, delicately, fluttered, manipulated, tremulous. Write the word, part of speech, definition, a synonym (or example), an antonym (or non-example), and use it in an original sentence (one from your brain!).
Ways to Improve Your Semester One Grade:
Take an AR test immediately upon our return. That means you need to read one or more books during your time off. The more you read the better as you can earn up to 2 points extra credit in this category (it helps more than you think it will).
Complete the "By the Waters of Babylon" sequel assignment that was given on Monday, 12/4. This assignment is no longer a requirement - instead, it will be worth 10 points of extra credit.
Pick ONE of the three prompts below to complete on "By the Waters of Babylon" for extra credit. You will NOT receive more credit for doing extra projects. Projects should be neat, presentable, and proofread.
a.) Create a picture book based on the story. Use photographs, magazine pictures, drawings, etc. to represent the plot. Put them together in booklet form with a front and back cover (can be made completely out of computer paper). Portray at least 10 events/moments in the story including at least one from the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. Use a written caption with each picture to explain what is happening. The picture book should tell the whole story. b.) Create a board game based on the story. Design and build the board, as well as any playing pieces, cards, spinners or dice, or other objects needed to play. Type up a set of instructions for how to play (and win) the game. c.)Create a collage on the themes/ideas presented in the story. Give it a title, such as “A Search for Identity,” “Growing Up”, etc. Remember, the theme is the main idea, often the lesson, that the author wants you to learn when reading the story. This should be poster-sized and include a write-up on the back explaining the choices made on the poster.
*Week of December 4th* I hope you and your families are safe after the devastating fires that ripped through our area. Several of you have emailed me with concerns about the homework assignment (a sequel of "By the Waters of Babylon") that was given on Monday, 12/4. This assignment will now be counted as extra credit. I look forward to seeing all of you next week. Stay safe!
Research Projects are due this Friday 9/29! ALL materials are due, even if you don't present until Monday.
Due Wednesday 9/27: Chapter 5 of TKAM
Due Tuesday 9/26: Vocabulary words: ethical, benevolence, inquisitive, pilgrimage, baffled, direst. Write the word, part of speech, definition, a synonym (or example), an antonym (or non-example), and use it in an original sentence (one from your brain!).
Due Monday 9/18: TKAM Chapters 1-3 should be read by Monday; be ready for a quiz! Take notes as needed so you don't forget the details. Keep working on your empathy projects - you will have one more day in class to work on projects before the due date in two weeks.
Due Friday 9/15: Bring any and all research materials to class related to your empathy project. Groups will have the class period to discuss findings and how to begin putting projects together.
Due Thursday 9/14: Read To Kill a Mockingbird (TKAM) Chapter One. Be ready for a quiz!
Due Monday 9/11: Rhetorical Precis on an article of your choice for the research project should be completed. NOTE: if your current article will not provide information for the project, continue to do research on your own until you find something that works.
Due Monday 8/21: Final Draft of Bio Poem. Please make sure to decorate the poem in details that express who YOU are. Remember, no pencil on final drafts! Any late syllabi or letters to me will also be collected.